Outdoor education Tag

Packages, QCCC Mapleton / 08.06.2018

Farm Experiences school camp QCCC  Mapleton has been give Development Application approval to “un-develop” after successfully applying for a new Outdoor Education activity precinct on a recently purchased farm property.  QCCC Mapleton purchased the last working farm in the immediate Mapleton area and will use it for a range of innovative experiential education and farm-based initiatives. The Hinterland town of Mapleton was established with logging and citrus but the region’s farmland has progressively been turned into residential and acreage properties.  QCCC Mapleton purchased the 20-acre property on its southern boundary when the owner, Nick Kidcaff, retired from farming after forty years. 
Our Staff, QCCC Mapleton / 30.10.2017

Queensland Outdoor Education awardsQCCC’s Senior Supervisor of Outdoor Education, Neil Robinson, has received the recognition and accolade he’s due from his industry peers, taking home the Queensland Government Outstanding Achievement Award (Individual) from the annual Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF) Awards on Friday night. Queensland Conference and Camping Centres (QCCC) won the Outstanding Organisation Award in 2013 largely off the back of the successful team Neil has assembled over more than two decades of service with the organisation.  Neil is a trusted pioneer of Outdoor Education in Queensland, joining the staff at QCCC Mapleton in 1994 to start a one-man operation. From humble beginnings QCCC is now one of the largest providers of Outdoor Education programming in Queensland, catering to nearly 20,000 participants annually.
QCCC Mapleton, Uncategorized / 20.10.2017

In the age of social media and easy access to cameras, drones and editing suites, schools are capable of producing some amazing videos of their students' educational experiences.  Every now and again one gets placed on the internet that we just have to share!  Using a week's worth of footage, including from a drone, this incredible video captures the heart and soul of the school camp and outdoor education experience at QCCC Mapleton.  We've been a part of the Queensland community for ninety years and value the partnerships we have with hundreds of Queensland schools and community groups.
Packages, QCCC Brookfield, QCCC Expeditions, QCCC Mapleton, QCCC Tamborine, R1202 / 07.06.2017

Outdoor Education Queensland, QORF, Queensland School Camps, Adventure Camps Queensland, Recreation Camps QueenslandWe recently had a school at one of our sites who had to bring some classroom work with them because there were some assessment deadlines they couldn’t shift for camp.  They didn’t like doing it – the preference of many schools is to make camp a time away from the pressures of the classroom.  That doesn’t mean however that schools, students and parents shouldn’t expect learning and educational outcomes from their Queensland school camp experience. A quality school camp should be what psychologists call a “liminal” experience.  A liminal space is a place of transition, waiting, and growth.  Liminality happens when you get removed from your everyday environment into a place of experience, learning and relational memory. When booking a camp it is important to understand the subtle distinctions operators make between their programs.  Calling a camping program a “recreational” or “adventure” package means it’s probably a very different experience to an Outdoor Education program.  There’s not anything wrong with any of these options, but it matters when you book to know that they have a different focus and outcomes.
QCCC Tamborine, R1202 / 23.03.2017

Outdoor Education Gold Coast QueenslandQCCC’s Outdoor Education programs commenced in 1994 with the employment of Neil Robinson – one of the pioneers of Outdoor Education in Queensland, and a finalist in the Queensland Outdoor Education Federation Awards last year.  Applying exacting standards to QCCC’s Outdoor Education programs, Neil has been instrumental in developing QCCC’s reputation as one of Queensland’s leading providers of innovative and best-practice programs. Some of the things said about Neil and QCCC’s Outdoor Education programs in the QORF Awards last year include: “Two decades after he commenced Neil trains and operates his Outdoor Education to an exacting standard, never being satisfied with anything less than industry best-practice.  Many instructors who work for him have been with the organisation for ten years or more, an extraordinary statistic in an industry with significant turnover.
Our Staff, Reflections on culture / 09.03.2017

QCCC’s work with several Aboriginal groups has given us a deeper understanding of the ancient ways of our continent. Our Aboriginal brethren are this country’s original Outdoor Education – their entire survival depended upon passing on the wisdom vital to the stewardship of their natural environment. In the words of one of them – “this country is literally connected by ancient stories (songs actually) that were essential for effective and respectful travel.”...

QCCC Brookfield, QCCC Expeditions, QCCC Mapleton, QCCC Tamborine / 30.01.2017

Just after peak hour motorists on Queensland’s major highways will often see fleets of buses heading in all directions – particularly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. These cavalcades are one of the best ways to understand the scope and breadth of the Outdoor Education industry in our State, with Queensland Conference and Camping Centres (QCCC) one of the major contributors in Queensland....

QCCC Mapleton / 21.11.2016

This week one of Sunshine Coast’s larger Outdoor Education facilities, Queensland Conference and Camping Centres (QCCC) Mapleton, commenced work on new accommodation facilities to cater to a growing waiting list of schools attempting to access their award-winning Outdoor Education programs. In the first significant redevelopment of the site in twenty-five years, the Baptist Union of Queensland is investing $300,000 to create a third accommodation block of fully ensuited rooms, a renovation of existing amenities blocks...

QCCC Tamborine / 24.02.2016

I’m a graduate of Townsville’s Kirwan State High School, back in the day when it was one of the largest State Schools in Queensland. In the early grades there were nearly 500 of us in each year level and even in Grade 12 we numbered more than 300. With the exception of some theme specific camps (eg Biology and Leadership Camps) the sheer size of each of our cohorts meant we were denied the opportunity...